64 Poignant Quotes On Success In Life

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Best Poignant Quotes

  1. “Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close one day, remembering Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again.” ~ Grace Noll Crowell
  2. “One that we can admire aesthetically and participate viscerally in. So the goal here, and we’ve had some early, small screenings, what seems to be kind of happening is that you come in thinking you’re going to see a cool robot boxing movie, you don’t expect this emotional underdog, father/son movie. And it’s not one that’s soft and overly sentimental, but hopefully, it’s one that’s poignant.” ~ Shawn Anthony Levy
  3. “I’ve always chosen the roles that aren’t the direct lead because I like being a very poignant character in the story, rather than being seen in every single scene.” ~ Chloe Grace Moretz
  4. “A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  5. “If I am content to heal a hurt slightly, saying “Peace, peace,” where is no peace; if I forget the poignant word “Let love be without dissimulation” and blunt the edge of truth, speaking not right things but smooth things, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” ~ Amy Carmichael , Poignant quotes about love
  6. “She was stronger alone; and her own good sense so well supported her, that her firmness was as unshaken, her appearance of cheerfulness as invariable, as, with regrets so poignant and so fresh, it was possible for them to be.” ~ Jane Austen
  7. “From Kelsey, I have learned among many other things the value of turning on a dime and how you can have an extremely funny and extremely poignant moment with absolutely no separation in between… and sometimes in the same moment.” ~ David Hyde Pierce
  8. “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.” ~ Steve Jobs

  9. “We sat down and told stories that happened to us in our childhood, to our children. They were all basically based on the truth. These stories were funny and poignant to us. They just took off. These are all stories from my life.” ~ Howie Mandel
  10. “He wants to live on through something – and in his case, his masterpiece is his son. All of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more anonymous in this world.” ~ Arthur Miller
  11. “One of the most poignant pieces of recent science fiction for me was the portrayal of the adults in the Pixar film WALL-E. I feel like we’re on the cusp of becoming fat babies in floating chairs being fed everything in shake form, and I feel like I am as prone to laziness as anybody.” ~ Nick Offerman
  12. “Don’t settle, as with all matters of the heart you’ll know when you find it” ~ Steve Jobs

  13. “May Sarton said, “the deeper you go, the more universal you become.” It’s a reminder to me that those things I try to convince myself I don’t need to admit are usually those things I need the most to say. Speaking the truth, in its most poignant details, is liberating and gives those around us the freedom to be real.” ~ Sabrina Ward Harrison
  14. “If you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders.” ~ Andrew Harvey
  15. “We [tend to] have more faith in what we imitate than in what we originate. We [often feel that we] cannot derive a sense of absolute certitude from anything which has its root in us. The most poignant sense of insecurity comes from standing alone; we are not alone when we imitate.” ~ Bruce Lee
  16. “Failure is life at its most poignant and it’s only there to push you in the right direction.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

  17. “I think one of the most poignant things is unrequited love and loneliness.” ~ Wilbur Smith
  18. “Longing becomes more poignant if in the distance you can’t tell whether your friend is going away or coming back. The pushing away pulls you in.” ~ Coleman Barks
  19. “Among all the tragic consequences of depression and war, this suppression of personal self-expression through one’s life work is among the most poignant.” ~ Henry Wriston , Poignant quotes about war
  20. “A father’s death is the most important event, the more heartbreaking and poignant loss in a man’s life.” ~ Sigmund Freud

  21. “A picture can express a universal humanism, or simply reveal a delicate and poignant truth by exposing a slice of life that might otherwise pass unnoticed.” ~ Steve McCurry
  22. “Mystical power, as you know, has a whole different flavor to it. It’s much more raucous at times; it’s much more poignant at times. It involves more of the emotional body.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  23. “At the enchanted metropolitan twilight, I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others — poor young clerks who loitered in front of windows waiting until it was time for a solitary restaurant dinner — young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  24. “The most amazing thing about young men is how invisible they were to you when you were young. It is also the most poignant.” ~ Perry Brass

  25. “A piercing satire, a poignant family drama and an investigation of the competing claims of honesty, loyalty, ambition and love.” ~ A. O. Scott
  26. “Poignant, earthy, intensely human, Letters From A Stranger is a love story that is as unusual and courageous as its characters.” ~ Elizabeth Lowell
  27. “Consolation indiscreetly pressed upon us, when we are suffering undue affliction, only serves to increase our pain, and to render our grief more poignant.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  28. “Out of pain and problems have come the sweetest songs, the most poignant poems, the most gripping stories.” ~ Billy Graham

  29. “The cross, as poignant as it is, is understandable from a human perspective: an innocent man was murdered by crooked politicians and religious leaders. But the empty tomb– what can you say? Only a supernatural God could accomplish that.” ~ Jim Cymbala
  30. “Raw and delicate, poignant and poetic, Shelby Smoak’s Bleeder exposes the sorrow and sometimes sweetness of coming to age with HIV. In a world of misunderstanding and stigmas, the young Smoak searches for love and acceptance, and his readers can’t help but find themselves becoming emotionally attached to him. His is an observant and encompassing story, noticing the brilliance of existence that others might take for granted. The sunsets written here are more lovely than in life.” ~ Jenny Boully
  31. “The core cuisine of Southern food is established in the plantation South, within the world of slavery. To understand the plantation table, we must understand the relationship of enslaved people to Africa, to historical trauma, and their central role in food production. Their voice is the most poignant, expressive voice in Southern cuisine.” ~ Marcie Cohen Ferris
  32. “The memories of long love gather like drifting snow, poignant as the mandarin ducks who float side by side in sleep.” ~ Murasaki Shikibu

  33. “That to me was the most poignant part of Diana’s wedding; as she was walking up the aisle and her eyes were going left to right, looking at people and smiling in the way that Diana did – and that diamond tiara glittering like mad. It was great.” ~ Bruce Oldfield
  34. “Industrial societies turn their citizens into image junkies; it is the most irresistible form of mental pollution. Poignant longings for beauty, for an end to probing below the surface, for a redemption and celebration of the body of the world. Ultimately, having an experience becomes identical with taking a photograph of it.” ~ Susan Sontag
  35. “Magical, yes, but THE SNOW CHILD is also satisfyingly realistic in its depiction of 1920s homestead-era Alaska and the people who settled there, including an older couple bound together by resilient love. Eowyn Ivey’s poignant debut novel grabbed me from the very first pages and made me wish we had more genre-defying Alaska novels like this one. Inspired by a fairy tale, it nonetheless contains more depth and truth than so many books set in this land of extremes.” ~ Andromeda Romano-Lax
  36. “Next to him lay his violin, trampled, an eerily poignant little corpse.” ~ Elie Wiesel

  37. “Kirk Cameron pulls no punches in his exploration of mankind’s greatest dilemma. Unstoppable is a captivating, raw, and candid journey that gracefully delivers hope and poignant truth every step of the way. It’s a masterful and timely production!” ~ Ray Comfort
  38. “The quotes are often poignant or funny (one man before the firing squad requests a bulletproof vest) and often don’t register as much more than interesting historical documents from centuries past. But read in aggregate, all that pain piles up. Essentially, Elder has amassed a collection of what people say when they know they are going to die, the final product of what could be seen as psychological torture.” ~ Jonathan Messinger
  39. “The histories of our two peoples, Palestinian and South African, correspond in such painful and poignant ways, that I intensely feel myself being at home amongst compatriots” ~ Nelson Mandela
  40. “Beauty is at its most poignant when the cold hand of Death holds poised to wither it imminently.” ~ Jacqueline Carey

  41. “Spindly branches of buttercups were secreted among gleaming stems still moist at the roots from last night’s rain that had washed and refreshed the entire wood, had dowered it in poignant transparency, the unique, inconsolable quality of rainy countries as if all was glimpsed through tears.” ~ Angela Carter
  42. “For a while I shall still be leaving, looking back at you as you slip away into the magic islands of the mind. But for a while now all are alive, believing that in a single poignant hour we did say all that we could ever say in a great flowing out of radiant power. It was like seeing and then going blind.” ~ Hermann Hesse
  43. “Had we a privilege of calling up by the power of memory only such passages as were pleasing, unmixed with such as were disagreeable, we might then excite at pleasure an ideal happiness, perhaps more poignant than actual sensation.” ~ Henry Theodore Tuckerman
  44. “I find it amusing on one level, poignant on another when people try to get recognition from an outside source. It’s sad.” ~ Grace Slick

  45. “As soon as you opened your mouth and said the word woman, you were beaten down with the argument that you were betraying the class struggle. There are many poignant writings in which feminists first write pages about their class standpoint before getting to their actual issue. What was then known as class warfare is today called anti-racism? The threat of being accused of racism gave birth to false tolerance.” ~ Alice Schwarzer
  46. “If you’re not fascinated by Korea yet, you damn well should be. The most innovative country on earth deserves a hilarious and poignant account on the order of Euny Hong’s The Birth of Korean Cool. Her phat beats got Gangnam Style and then some.” ~ Gary Shteyngart
  47. “Merrie Destefano storms the world of urban fantasy with AFTERLIFE, breathing new life into the vast genre of the undead. Gritty, poignant, in the tradition of Bladerunner, with the nostalgia of New Orleans. With crisp and beautiful prose, AFTERLIFE blurs the line between the living and the dead to ask life’s ultimate questions-even if they take nine lives to solve.” ~ Tosca Lee
  48. “Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.” ~ Zane Grey

  49. “Art and the triumph of the human spirit – the two combined thrill me. It’s the “Braveheart” moment, the stuff Joseph Campbell talks about, “the heroes journey,” a beautiful documentary on a poignant topic, the fireman saving a kitten from a burning building. It’s the combo of heroism and kindness against the odds or even good reason. It implies immortality because it is the domain of the soul. That evidence of the spirit of life is what makes me get out of bed in the morning.” ~ Kristin Bauer van Straten
  50. “A poignant paradox is that sometimes the very desire to be a good mother or father will lead the parent to mistake duty for love.” ~ William Watson Purkey
  51. “Poetry, I think, intensifies the reader’s experience. If it’s a humorous facet of the story, poetry makes it more exuberant. If it’s a sad facet, poetry can make it more poignant.” ~ Vikram Seth
  52. “Love at a distance may be poignant; it is also idealized. Contact, more than separation, is the test of attachment.” ~ Ilka Chase

  53. “A special form of misery had begun to oppress him of late. There was nothing poignant, nothing acute about it; but there was a feeling of permanence, of eternity about it; it brought a foretaste of hopeless years of this cold leaden misery, a foretaste of an eternity “on a square yard of space.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  54. “Maybe it’s not, in the end, the virtues of others that so wrenches our hearts as it is the sense of almost unbearably poignant recognition when we see them at their most base, in their sorrow and gluttony and foolishness. You need the virtues, too—some sort of virtues—but we don’t care about Emma Bovary or Anna Karenina or Raskolnikov because they’re good. We care about them because they’re not admirable, because they’re us, and because great writers have forgiven them for it.” ~ Michael Cunningham
  55. “Christ walked the path every mortal is called to walk so that he would know how to succor and strengthen us in our most difficult times. He knows the deepest and most personal burdens we carry. He knows the most public and poignant pains we bear. He descended below all such grief in order that he might lift us above it. There is no anguish or sorrow or sadness in life that he has not suffered in our behalf and borne away upon his own valiant and compassionate shoulders.” ~ Jeffrey R. Holland , Poignant quotes about time
  56. “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” ~ Steve Jobs

  57. “I looked, and had an acute pleasure in looking,–a precious yet poignant pleasure; pure gold, with a steely point of agony: a pleasure like what the thirst-perishing man might feel who knows the well to which he has crept is poisoned, yet stoops and drinks divine draughts nevertheless.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
  58. “More poignant for us, at Laetoli in Tanzania are the companionable footprints of three real hominids, probably Australopithecus afarensis, walking together 3.6 million years ago in what was then fresh volcanic ash. Who does not wonder what these individuals were to each other, whether they held hands or even talked, and what forgotten errand they shared in Pliocene dawn?” ~ Richard Dawkins
  59. “Men towering high above such political pygmies, men of refinement, of culture, of ability, are jeered into silence as mollycoddles. It is absurd to claim that ours is the era of individualism. Ours is merely a more poignant repetition of the phenomenon of all history: every effort for progress, for enlightenment, for science, for religious, political, and economic liberty, emanates from the minority, and not from the mass. Today, as ever, the few are misunderstood, hounded, imprisoned, tortured, and killed.” ~ Emma Goldman
  60. “There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.” ~ Robert Frost

  61. “I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others–young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  62. “With that, the poignant charm vanished. Inside the fifth machine, all was rampant malignity. Deformed flowers thrust monstrous horned tusks and trumpets ending in blaring teeth through the crimson walls, rending them; the ravenous garden slavered over its prey and every brick was shown in the act of falling. Amid the violence of this transformation, the oblivion of the embrace went on. The awakened girl, in all her youthful loveliness, still clasped in the arms of a lover from whom all the flesh had fallen. He was a grinning skeleton.” ~ Angela Carter
  63. “It’s fun singing with other people who are really good singers. There’s something kind of poignant about braiding a couple vocals.” ~ Eddie Vedder
  64. “What I really like is an intelligent review. It doesn’t have to be positive. A review that has some kind of insight, and sometimes people say something that’s startling or is so poignant.” ~ Patti Smith

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